About this Show

Good Morning Washington at 500

News News/Business. McKelway, Starling, van de Graaff, Baden. New. (CC)

NETWORK
ABC

DURATION
01:00:00

RATING

SCANNED IN

SOURCE

TUNER

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
528

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

Virginia 12, Washington 9, Bob Mcdonnell 8, Dumfries 7, Lisa Baden 5, New York 4, Dan Snyder 4, Us 4, Brian Van De Graaff 3, Alison Starling 3, America 3, Maryland 3, Arlington 3, Mike Allen 2, Doug Mckelway 2, Abc 2, Lote 2, Activia 2, Jon Corzine 2, Steve Martin 2,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  ABC    Good Morning Washington at 500    News  News/Business. McKelway,  
   Starling, van de Graaff, Baden. New. (CC)  

    November 4, 2009
    5:00 - 6:00am EST  

5:00am
two years ago, so this is a good outlet for me. >> pretty impressive grannies. that's for sure. stay with us for "good morning america." medical mystery. the wedding night is supposed to be about romance. that's when one woman found out she was allergic to her own husband. >> quite a medical mystery there. we'll find out the surprising reason and the possible remedy coming up on "gma." for updates any time check out our website any time, abcnews.com. >> have a great morning and as always, thanks for watching "america this morn just moments away, a gop sweep in virginia. we will have a wrap of last night's action and find out what is ahead. >> h1n1 apathy. the older kids say they do not buy the swine flu hyper. >> i feel bad for the fans.
5:01am
>> dan snyder says he is sorry but it is not enough for some fans. ptioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good wednesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. great to have you joining us on this wednesday. we will of all of the election results coming up. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. is this of the coldest morning we have seen? >> you can see chilly numbers off to the west. 30 right now in the kurdish ago. 34 and warrenton. there could be some patchy frost. -- 30 and kearneysville. sunshine mixing with clouds.
5:02am
only in the middle 50's. it is wednesday. >> we have huge issues for drivers in virginia. and an accident happens in lorton. they are still working on this crash. hov is closed between dumfries and lorton. they're waiting for a sand truck coming out of dumfries so the king cleanup some fluid spill. the tractor-trailer is a private right now. vdot is estimating another 30 or so minutes before they can open hov lanes. delays in the mainline begin at the occoquan. you can get into the hov lanes north of lorton. >> thank you. virginia voters have spoken. they got a gop sweep. the republican ticket led by bob mcdonnell ended eight years of democratic rule in richmond.
5:03am
>> bob mcdonnell took 60% of the vote. courtney robinson has what is next for the new governor. " good morning. despite the easy to feet, this means bob mcdonnell has a lot of work to do. virginians have spoken and voiced overwhelming weight their support for bob mcdonnell and the gop. bob mcdonnell paid aides say it is no longer the case as the governor's mansion goes to a republican for the first time in eight years. >> thank you very much. >> the va is once again read. republicans swept the crucial swing state. >> tonight you have given me the title of governor of virginia. but i pledge to you over the next four years action and results. >> actions that will require job
5:04am
growth and opportunities including fixing the roadways. he is befouling to keep taxes -- he is vowing to keep taxes to a minimum. >> virginians are searching for a brighter future and more opportunities for tomorrow. >> he gets to work shortly after excepting his win. he reached out to opponent creigh deeds'supporters, offering to work with them. deeds concession was to the point. >> we do not give up. we still have to fight and spirit and we still have things to say. there are still people that need a voice. we will give them the voice. >> to keep the commonwealth in its natural state, bob mcdonnell and others are going to have to keep theirromises they made during campaigning.
5:05am
republicans have swept all offices for the first time in 12 years. >> thank you. republicans are in control of the other top seeds. bill bolling easily won reelection of lieutenant governor over jody wagner. in the attorney general race, ken cuccinelli has been declared the winner over steve shannon. republicans captured the other race, in new jersey. chris christie defeated jon corzine. christie has nearly 49% of the vote. nearly all of the precincts are now reporting. the democrats managed to pull out a win in new york stock 23rd congressional district. doug hoffman lost. dede scozzafava dropped out of
5:06am
the race and then endorsed democrat, bill owens. we have complete coverage on our website. all you have to do is log on to wjla.com. we are following another developing story. a big defeat for the gay rights story. voters in maine have repealed a law that would have allowed gays to marry. a tragic ending for three missing softball players. the women were found dead in their jeep cherokee last night. police believe the women were inside when the made desperate calls to friends asking for help. officials say foul play is not suspected. if you want to attend next
5:07am
month's national christmas tree lighting, you may want to get a computer. tickets are being given away in an online lottery. it will end just before midnight on friday. nearly 10,000 tickets will be given away. you can get to the site from our web site, wjla.com. searched under the keyword -- " christmas." it feels like christmas time weather. >> a rare interview with redskins owner dan snyder. his message for frustrated fans coming up in sports. >> new speed cameras are
5:08am
5:09am
5:10am
5:09 a.m. on this wednesday morning. good morning. i had to break out of the gloves. it is pretty chilly outside. we are live in falls church in the heart of falls church. let's take a look at the numbers. 38 degrees in falls church. is chilly across the board. let's look at some other numbers.
5:11am
29 in bunker hill. freeze advisories out near bunker hill. gaithersburg, 32. winchester, 34. mid 50's this morning with morning sunshine. we cannot rule out a few light sprinkles around lunchtime. how is the traffic? >> not so good. 66 eastoundo get into manassas, there is a crash after the exit around mile- marker 20. a vehicle rolled over. they are extracting the victims from the vehicle. one lane to the left gets by. there was an accident with a tractor-trailer in ports and on interstate 95. that is still there. you cannot access the hov south of lorton. right now, mainline delays are forming near the prince william
5:12am
parkway into lorton. traffic into maryland is sweet on 270 heading through germantown. good out of southern maryland, route 5, route 4. they are alternating traffic on the 301 nice bridge. >> thank you. new speed cameras are going up in prince george's county. the council just gave the okay to this. there will be installed in 50 schools zones starting in january. there will be a 30-day -pe warning period. >> consider yourself for warned. coming up, major developments in the fight over health care reform. senate leaders have signaled another delay. >> another gruesome discovery so what comes to mind when we switched the tv from cable to fios?
5:13am
tv looks like new. much better. awesome. i wrote 'dark magic'... actually, it's the 100% fiber optics that makes the tv look new. i was curious why we're listening to customers? call the verizon center oh. boy. for customers with disabilities seems dumb... at 800-974-6006 tty/v (announcer) unlike cable, fios uses 100% fiber optics for the best picture quality, period. and you can get $150 back when you order today.
5:14am
5:15am
>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back. the virginia governor's office is back in republican hands. bob mcdonnell easily beat creigh deeds with about 60% of the vote. republicans also won the lieutenant governor and attorney general's race is. the search continues in cleveland for more bodies at the home of a convicted rapist. anthony soul will be arraigned this morning. at least 10 bodies have been
5:16am
found in his home since last week. most of the women were strangled. more violence in afghanistan. five british soldiers were shot and killed yesterday. nato says the troops were at afghan police checkpoints when someone picked up a gun and started firing. congress may fail to meet the year-end deadline for passing health care legislation. harry reid said we're not going to be bound by any time lines. officials say it could be next month before senate debate begins in earnest on that issue. house republicans have some preliminary paperwork for health care bill of their own. the republican draft is to wonder 30 pages long. the gop version does not require people to buy insurance and it does not prohibit companies from
5:17am
denying coverage because of pre- existing conditions. it can be sold across state lines. 5:16 is your time. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we will check in with lisa baden. >> in montgomery county, the computer that controls the traffic signals has crashed. normally at th time they are flashing. montgomery county will not have any control over the traffic sials. i do not know how long it will take them to fix this. you might find some unusual patterns throughout montgomery county. 66 he spam has a vehicle that rolled over. one lane is getting through. 95 virginia, hov close. this has been the scenario since 1:00 a.m. this morning. 95 is shut down between dumfries and lorton.
5:18am
we will take you live to the scene of their. you can see cleanup is underwa the tractor-trailer is gone. they're waiting for a truck with sand to show up at the scene. >> a lot of stuff happening out there. we do have a frost advisory for areas west of the metro area. montgomery, fairfax, stafford. we do have a frost advisory. you should bring your plants in. the growing season is almost over. clear skies overhead. temperatures dropped. sunshine this morning. we will introduce clouds, as the afternoon wears on. a front will swing by. another disturbance to bring some sprinkles. more clouds and sunshine. colder air will move in. some flurries cannot be ruled
5:19am
out to the west. sun mixing with clouds. look at friday. lote 50's. warm-up this weekend with lots of sunshine. >> thank you. major service disruptions for a major phone provider. jeremy hubbard has more. >> t-mobile says it has fixed a problem that knocked out service for nearly 2 million subscribers. it has fully restored voice and text messaging service. the outage began early tuesday evening. customers were not able to call to complain. they were treatinweeting. a new site is cleaner with your links along the top of the page. users will be able to check and update their facebook accounts.
5:20am
they want to funnel more people to microsoft's new search engine, bing. the changes will rollout to everyone over the next few months. virgin atlantic has released its first iphone application. they are putting its flying without fear course on the device. it includes fear therapy exercises and also a video that explains a flight from start to finish. there is even a feared attack button with a quick tips. it costs $4.99. they say the course has a 90% success rate. a look at what could be the computer of the future. this one has no physical screen or keyboard. it projects the screen and keyboard. the goal is to make it into
5:21am
pocket-sized pc with wireless access. it could be years before it is in stores. for more information, log onto the tech page at abcnews.com. those are your tech bytes. i'm jeremy hubbard. 5:20, up 39 degrees. >> redskins owner dan snyder usually does not address the media during football season. we will hear his message to fans coming up. >> it is the step out of your box challenge. going for a skinny dip.
5:22am
5:23am
5:24am
good morning. dan snyder talked with the media yesterday. it was on schedule. he rarely talks during the season. he showed up at a high school yesterday for a redskins charity event. the redskins will maintain eight football fields. dance better turned to the camera and show some remorse for what has been taking place this fall. >> we have lets everyone down including ourselves. we are apologetic. we have blown some games that we think we should have won. we think -- i think the players are still playing hard. we hope to do will start on
5:25am
sunday. >> the sunday it will be against the atlanta falcons. 5:24. it is the decision day for the federal reserve. linda bell joins us from new york with more on that. >> good morning to you. it is day two of a top-level meeting on the economic and interest rates. the fed is scheduled to have a commitment to keeping its interest rates low for an extended period of time. that is according to economists surveyed by bloomberg. policy makers may be concerned that a hint of change will prompt investors to sell treasury bonds. that would endanger the u.s. recovery. economists say policymakers are likely to begin a discussion about altering the worng of future policy statements.
5:26am
take a look at stock index futures, indicating gains on wall street today. commodity prices gained. general motors has decided to hang onto its opel unit. they will not sell a can -- they will not sell a majority stake. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. back to you. >> thank you. 5:25 right now, up 40 degrees. the news continues. >> new numbers show a big discrepancy in the district's unemployment rate. we will tell you where rates are highest and lowest. >> nobody seems to have picked up on that. now it is too late. " police blamed a suicide pact on the deaths of two prince
5:27am
william teenagers. >> more h1n1 vaccine will be available for pregnant women only. do not head to the clinic if you did not make an appointment. >> we are live in the weather center. we have a frost and freeze warnings for part
5:28am
5:29am
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back to "good morning washington." 5:30 on this wednesday. it is very cold out ther >> a cold start this morning.
5:30am
>> some places off to the west are in the upper 20's. we have some frost advisories. typical for this time of year. 30 in frederick. 31 in leesburg. 37 in arlington. just west of the district and arlington, there is a frost advisory in fairfax, stafford, loudoun. and then far to the west, west virginia, you have a freeze warnings up. the sun and mixes with clouds. only in the 50's. a few sprinkles are possible. >> huge headaches on the highway. we will begin with 95 northbound in virginia. there is an accident between dumfries and lorton. hov remains close. the main line delays begin at dumfries with everyone who wants to get onto a 2 avenue and
5:31am
figuring out they cannot do so. you cannot get on hov north of lorton. the cleanup will take a least another 20 to 30 minutes. there was a car fire that is now under control. more to come on the traffic end scene. >> thank you. turning to the fight against the swine flu. montgomery county will hold its weekly vaccination clinic. >> it is only available to a select group of people. kathy park is live in silver spring with who is eligible. good morning. >> good morning. between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., the department of health and human services will be offered a limited number of injectable h1n1 vaccine to pregnant women only. the vaccines are all out because all of the requests had to have
5:32am
been made by monday. pregnant women continue to be at the top of the priority list. there is good reason for that. moms to be are more likely to be hospitalized with the virus. >> the risk of dying from h1n1 influenza is way higher than having an adverse reaction to the vaccine. >> they will offer doses to the high prairie demographic, but only if appointments were made ahead of time. this is frustrating for expectant moms and health care professionals who are trying to meet the demand. >> only 100 doses and i have over 100 pregnant patients who need them now. >> some are still skeptical about the vaccine and are holding out. >> i have a fetus and i want to do anything i can to protect it.
5:33am
but injecting myself with the vaccine, i do not know if that is the right thing. >> being pregnant, i think it is important to get immunized. >> i would rather get the shot then get swine flu. >> another high risk are college-aged students. according to a recent poll, the majority of 18- to 29-year-olds say they will not be getting vaccinated. >> thank you. workers sent home sec would be guaranteed paid leave under a new proposal in congress right now. george miller introduced the bill. it would require up to five days paid leave for workers to stay home, not those who call in sick on their own.
5:34am
it would apply to businesses with 15 or more employees. maryland hospitals are taking extra care. employees will be asked to cyrillic monitor their colleagues to make sure they are washing their hands properly. the want to cut down on infections. police say two teenagers whose bodies were found on monday had agreed to commit suicide. the teenagers have been identied as quirinius williams and desiree patrick. they thought the romance ended a year ago. >> we thought the relationship was broken up. economists off guard. -- it caught me off-guard. " the girl's father found the
5:35am
bodies in her home in triangle. the teenagers were students at forest park high school. an nba player from maryland is facing charges. delonte west was indicted on weapons charges. he was charged initially on just two charges. he was riding a motorcycle and cut off a police officer. he was carrying an arsenal weapons. sniper john muhammad is scheduled to be executed in virginia six days from now. his attorneys asked the supreme court to stop his execution. they say it should be put off while the court considers whether his trial lawyer was ineffective. his lawyers have asked tim kaine for clemency. they say he is mentally ill and should not be executed. the unemployment rate in
5:36am
ward 8 remains very high. 20% in september. the next highest is ward 7, which was out 19 to 5% unemployment. ward 3 have the los unemployment rate. there is a new way to keep an eye on your kids. leon harris has a sneak peek on our special report. >> what is the best way to keep tabs on a teenager? how about texti? that is something parents have discovered. is that constant communication going over the line? tonight, the electronic leash. is it possible to communicate to much? >> 5:36. we have 40 degrees. >> we look back at election
5:37am
book. mike allen joins us live for a closer look at the republican resurgence. >> this is needed. >> a food bank's future in jeopardy. we will see what the district could pull the plug on it. >> adam and lisa are coming back with another check of the
5:38am
just as we promise 100% fresh produce... and rancher's reserve beef, guaranteed tender 100% of the time. at safeway, we now promise something new. something big. a commitment... to thousands of new everyday low prices. so you can get what you want. when you want it. at the price you need. today... and tomorrow. that's our promise. that's ingredients for life. safeway.
5:39am
hello.
5:40am
i am steve. >> i am josh. >> we are the jersey boys. good morning, washington. welcome back to "good morning washington." 5:39 is your time on this cold wednesday morning. >> 40 degrees here. adam caskey is in falls church. >> we are in the heart of falls church, broad street. it is called. we are not far from the tv station. it is 38 degrees. it is a cool morning. 38 degrees is school here. it is even cooler elsewhere. -- 38 degrees is cool here. west virginia, 26 degrees. fort meade, 28. 31 in olney. we do have some frost and
5:41am
freeze advisories' out west this morning. increasing clouds moved our way. mid 50's will be the best we can do temperature-wise. cannot be surprised to see a few sprinkles later on today. i hear things are clearing up on 95. >> it is cool. he is cool. 95 virginia northbound in lorton, a longstanding crash is gone. we will show you the picture of traffic moving. vdot in the process of opening those aged 03 gates. they are open air routes 1 and heading towards dumfries. -- their opening those hov gates. >> thank you. 5:41 is your time now. 40 degrees outside. new concerns'for a concerns's future. >> two more celebrities hang up
5:42am
their shoes. a the (announcer) how can the oil industry in the north sea, impact fishing markets in japan, marine legislation in the u.s., and food consumption in italy? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason 80% of our mutual funds t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and more information to read and consider carefully before investing.
5:43am
♪ no sale is bigger. this saturday, absolutely everything is on sale at jcpenney. stores open at 7am.
5:44am
get $10 off instantly when you spend $50, no exclusions. save on all clothes for her. save on all clothes for him. all clothes for kids. save on all home items. all the best brands in bras. our entire selection of jewelry. and save on all athletic shoes. hurry, check newspapers. go to jcp.com. get your instant money coupon. style, quality and price matter. jcpenney
5:45am
>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories. the grand old party in virginia. republicans have swept the top three offices. bob mcdonnell beat creigh deeds with about 60% of the vote. republicans are retaining control in the house of delegates. >> in colorado, they have voted to legalize marijuana. it would allow adults over 21 to have up to one ounce.
5:46am
anyone without a medical clearance is banned from possessing pot. >> thousands of protest in iran today. on this date back in the year 1979, militants seized the embassy. more than 50 americans were held hostage for more than a year. they were freed minutes after ronald reagan took office. a local man handing out free bread is being told to stop. he has been using his own retirement money to fund this program. on monday, the church housing the program padlocked him and the volunteers out. d.c. inspectors threatens the church with code violations and fines. he said this program is necessary. >> i do it because there is a great need in the community.
5:47am
seniors are going to bed hungry. they do not have means to provide for families. >> the health department said they are working with him to try and resolve this situation. 5:46 on this wednesday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin with lisa baden. >> it has been a long morning/ night for virginia police and vdot. there was an accident from 1:00 a.m. until 10 minutes ago. 95 hov now open between dumfries and lorton. huge delays out of triangle to get to gorton. the hov was closed up until 10 minutes ago. -- huge delays to get to lorton. one line gets by to the left on 66. 270, everything is open to get
5:48am
down to the beltway. nothing on 70 between hagerstown and baltimore. i will take you over to a picture of traffic. headlights southbound on 270 here in germantown getting into gaithersburg. out in loudoun county, crashed at 704 on route 7. this is the greenway. it is beautiful to get on to the dulles toll road. >> people on the highways in the whether department, it is not the problem unless you like a little chill. capon bridge, 25. fort meade, 28. we have a freeze advisory in the western counties. we are talking anyplace west of arlington and the district. we do have the frost advisor for parts of the western areas. we're talking about the growing
5:49am
season coming to a close. temperatures will climb into the mid 50's. we will see added clouds. we could seek a sprinkle ortwo tonight into tomorrow. by friday, skies clear. lote 50's. back into the 60's next week. sprinkles, not to bet of a weather pattern going on around here. >> not bad at all. thank you so much. let's check in with philip stewart at the live at desk. >> the "dancing with the stars" celebrity pool is a little shallow this morning. michael irvin has been booted from the ballroom. five contestants are now left. the motion picture academy is expanding its oscar hosting
5:50am
duties. steve martin and alec baldwin will co-host the show. producers hope it will make to show more fun. steve martin has hosted the show twice before. it will be baldwin's debut. if you have a fear of flying, there is an app for that. the application begins with a personal introduction from richard branson. it includes explanations of frequently asked questions and some fast tips for battling anxiety. users can setup a personal plan to raid their fears and prepare for their future flights. you cannot use it. you just have to get your grip
5:51am
off of the phones. >> they tell you to turn off all electronic devices. >> you can turn back on one shoe art in flight. i think it can be useful. >> you can practice. >> i can put a call in on that. i am starting to feel nervous myself. >> all right, thank you. thank you so much. we will take a quick break. we have about 40 degrees. we will take a quick break. we have about 40 degrees. >> a little bit
5:52am
5:53am
kyle meyerowitz, tell me your story. my problem was occasional irregularity. my commercials didn't convince you? i am definitely a skeptic. actually, my mom convinced me. she saw the commercials, she tried it out... and? and i have activia every morning for breakfast... and, what happened? activia definitely helped my occasional irregularity. activia is clinically proven to help regulate your digestive system in two weeks when eaten every day. chances are someone you trust can recommend activia. ♪ activia
5:54am
a few stories to watch out for. montgomery county health department will host a h1n1 vaccination clinic for pregnant women only. you must have an appointment are ready to be eligible. >> the ticket lottery for the pageant piece on the ellipse, 10,000 tickets are now available online. it will be open until friday night. >> president obama and arne duncan will travel to wisconsin today to talk about school reform. they will meet with a group of elementary school students. republican victories in two gubernatorial victories could mean trouble for the white house. >> mike allen joins us now for a
5:55am
closer look at election day 2009. we're talking about predictions of polls. it looks like it turned out the way we thought. >> it did. republicans turned out strongly and they had friends this time. they have the independentwho powered obama but io office. as the president looks ahead, he will have a harder time twisting arms of democrats from swing areas, conservative areas. there will say, i do not want to happen to me what happened yesterday. >> obama took virginia last year. now 17% -- we're talking about a 25% swing. >> we need a word beyond "landslide." and how independence moved the candidates and they got a majority of independence in new
5:56am
jersey and virginia. the numbers that tells the story of the election is in the network of the polls. people were asked and they said they were worried about the direction of the economy. close to 90% of people who were voting yesterday were worried about the economy. that shows going into the midterms, presidt obama has to make the case that he has been working on the economy and that people wanted to see results. >> they asked about the favorability of president obama. there was talk of how he is somewhat favorable, but maybe it is about the specific personnel is and policies of this particular governor candidates. >> i think that is right. one surprise yesterday was that in a congressional district in new york, democrats wound up winning. that is one they can put in their cap.
5:57am
rehoboth but governor core design could keep the job as eight -- they were wearing that governor jon corzine could keep the job. >> i heard that there is a revolution in this country. it is not between democrats and republicans, but between voters out there and politicians. people are fed up. there is a warning shot fired against democrats and republicans, too. >> that is a good point. not so much and site democratic but anti in common. democrats control everything. they have more to lose. -- not so much and psyched democratiti-democratic but also-
5:58am
candidate. i think we will see more and more incumbent republicans challenged by other people in primaries. >> always something to talk to you about. thank you so much. the time now, 5:57. there is more to come in our second hour. >> voters make history in greenbelt, electing the first african american to the city council there. >> more h one in one vaccines will be available for pregnant women only -- more h1n1 vaccines will be available for pregnant women only. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep-
5:59am
we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up- that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big.

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)